Lowell Weicker. Stewart McKinney. Chris Shays. These moderate Republicans represented Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District for 40 consecutive years. Then Democrat Jim Himes came along in 2008 and defeated Shays in the Barack tsunami. He won reelection in 2010 and then last Tuesday bludgeoned his GOP opponent Steve Obsitnik with 60 percent of the vote. Himes [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Steve Obsitnik'
November 12th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment
November 9th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events
The certified election results from Tuesday are now available. The charter question to decide the future selection of school board members: no 15,914, yes 13,943. That’s a competitive 53 to 47 percent spread. (Accountants and math mavens please verify.) Yes was for Mayor Bill Finch to appoint school board members. The no majority means voters [...]
Shays Meows McMahon’s Loss–Murphy Would Have Defeated Him Too–McMahon, Obsitnik Poor City Performance
November 8th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Former Congressman Chris Shays is reminding anyone willing to listen to him that he was right about Linda McMahon’s inability to win a general election. Maybe he should blame himself instead of blowing his trumpet, for managing his own primary that led to his August drubbing by McMahon. Shays couldn’t even win Bridgeport, where he [...]
October 31st, 2012 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics
Leave us out of this. That seems to be the common declaration from an assortment of incumbents and challengers on Tuesday’s ballot that features historic spending for a charter revision question that if approved by city voters will grant Mayor Bill Finch the power to appoint school board members, Finch’s mayoral priority prior to the [...]
October 22nd, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
State Senator Anthony Musto’s feeling pretty good about his reelection chances in two weeks. His Republican opponent Trumbull Town Councilman Chad Ciocci failed to qualify for public financing, something that has rankled Republican leadership in the 22nd State Senate district that includes all of Trumbull and portions of Bridgeport and Monroe. Had Ciocci qualified for [...]
September 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
Democratic State Party Chair Nancy DiNardo claims the Republican candidates for Connecticut’s 4th and 5th Congressional Districts respectively Steve Obsitnik and Andrew Roraback are playing footsies with campaign fundraising at a joint event. Obstinik is challenging Democratic incumbent Jim Himes and Roraback is running against Democrat Elizabeth Esty. DiNardo is starting to sharpen her teeth [...]
August 31st, 2012 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
Democratic Congressman Jim Himes today released a schedule of debates with his Republican opponent Steve Obsitnik whose campaign lashed out at the incumbent for what it claims is Himes’ refusal to join a debate at Sacred Heart University moderated by political science professor Gary Rose.